BIND 9 crashes on Windows platform workaround

Danny Mayer mayer at
Sun Dec 1 01:39:02 UTC 2002

It looks like a nice app. I would install it as a system service if it weren't
for the GUI. Are you writing to a log file for every time it needs to
restart it? Also, can you tell me what you see in the application
event log when you have to restart BIND? I'd like to get a better
handle on the symptoms even though it's obsoleted with 9.3.0.
Please note that kill is overly aggressive here. You should try
using the net stop command as this will allow it to do a normal
shutdown and cleanup. You shouldn't need both in any case.

At 01:01 PM 11/28/02, you wrote:

>Like pretty well everyone else who has put 9.2.1 in production on a
>Windows platform, I found out that it was locking up fairly
>frequently. I've been told that it is a known bug, and the solution is
>to wait for 9.3 "someday" that will fix the problem. Except that I've
>got 9.2.1 already in production.
>My solution was to write a small app that continually queries the DNS,
>both TCP and UDP, and if it discovered that it had hung and was no
>longer responding, killed and restarted the named process. Since
>running this app, I've had no complaints and no outages of more than
>15 seconds.
>I figure if it's useful to me, it will probably be useful to others as
>well, so I've released it, free of charge:

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